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  • The Lord Of Second Chances

    Contributed on Mar 15, 2016
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    God is in the business of giving people a second chance. Probably no one knew this better than Simon Peter.

    THE LORD OF SECOND CHANCES Luke 9:28-36 Exodus 34:29-35 2 Peter 1:16 Matt. 16:18, 23 2 Peter 1:12-14, 17-18 Matt. 5:47 When Thomas Edison invented the first light bulb, he handed the bulb to his young apprentice who anxiously carried the bulb upstairs. Yes, you might have guessed it; ...read more

  • Help For Hopelessness

    Contributed on Mar 15, 2016
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    Ways to cultivate compassion. The greatest benefit of compassion is hope both for others and for ourselves.

    HELP FOR HOPELESSNESS Matt. 9:1-12; 14:14; 20:34 Mk. 1:40-42 John 14:12 Gal. 6:2-6 1 Sam. 16:7 If you’ve ever been on a roller coaster, then you may remember that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you’re on that first big drop. It’s very much like when you hear ...read more

  • Whose Idea Was This?

    Contributed on Mar 15, 2016
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    THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT - It’s been said that, “With God, our lives are an open book.” Sometimes, however, we may find ourselves in the middle of the book and still asking, “Whose bright idea was this anyway? It sure wasn’t mine!”

    WHOSE IDEA WAS THIS? Isaiah 55:1-9; 54:10 John 14:1-7 Luke 1:36-37; 13:1-9 Ps 63:1-8 1 Jn. 5:4 Rom. 8:28; 12:2 1 Cor. 2:9; 10:1-13 It’s been said that, “With God, our lives are an open book.” Sometimes, however, we may find ourselves in the middle of the book ...read more

  • Our Passionate Lord

    Contributed on Mar 15, 2016
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    The contrast between lamb and lion in John 2. Do not try to domesticate Christ. Jesus can be angry. Jesus is passionate. Jesus is powerful.

    OUR PASSIONATE LORD John 2:13-22, 24-25; 12:37 1 Cor. 1:18-25 Mark 3:5 Rev. 6:15-17 Ps 69 The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is Book 3 of “The Chronicles of Narnia”. At the end of this wonderful story, C. S. Lewis describes an encounter between the two human heroes Edmund ...read more

  • Only The Truth Can Prevail

    Contributed on Apr 21, 2015
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    God can get their attention, but what will you do with it?

    There are some things that only happen once in a lifetime. Occurrences that make you stop in your tracks and say to yourself, “I can’t believe that just happened.” Maybe you remember the fall of the Twin Towers or something joyous like the birth of your first child? At the ...read more

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  • Seeing Beyond The Shutters

    Contributed on Apr 15, 2013
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    SEEING BEYOND THE SHUTTERS Jeseph Jennings, when on the verge of that glorious world to which Frances has gone, exclaimed "Beautiful! What a morning." His weeping wife, not seeing what he saw, said, "Shall I open the shutters to give you ...read more

  • Augustine And The Four States Of Man

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2012
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    AUGUSTINE AND THE FOUR STATES OF MAN In the 5th century AD, St. Augustine wrote about the "4 States of Man": * The first state of man (the haec sunt prima) is "living according to the flesh -- with reason making no resistance." This can be seen in so many ancient cultures and religions (and ...read more

  • The "Going Out"

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2012
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    THE "GOING OUT" We read in John 15:26, "When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me." The "sending" the "going out" which Jesus refers to here is not like a king sending a servant. It is an ...read more

  • The True Blessing

    Contributed on Jun 15, 2011
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    THE TRUE BLESSING When God blessed Abraham, He blessed him so that he could be a blessing to all nations. To be a true blessing to others requires that we share with them the power of God’s transforming Truth. If you give food to a man who is trapped in a pit, they are still trapped in ...read more

  • In His Book, "Miracles”, C. S. Lewis ...

    Contributed on Aug 8, 2010
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    In his book, “Miracles”, C. S. Lewis says, those whose faith is in science and experiments will learn “what regularly happens in Nature; the norm or rule to which she works. Those who believe in miracles are not denying that there is such a norm or rule; ...read more